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Category "History"

A history of the War Picture Library

A history of the War Picture Library

The War Picture Library consisted of a British series of 64-page single story comic books with a World War Two setting. Many of the stories were actually created by men who had served in the war itself, and therefore brought an eye for detail and experience that is rarely replicated in war comics.
The history of Mountain Home AFB

The history of Mountain Home AFB

Mountain Home Air Force Base, located in Elmore County, Idaho, is a United States Air Force installation that, since 1972, has been home to the 366th Fighter Wing, nicknamed the 'Gunfighters'. Their job is to offer combat support capabilities to respond to and sustain worldwide contingency operations, as well as providing powerful combat air power.
Hanscom AFB: The facts

Hanscom AFB: The facts

Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force facility which is located close to the Massachusetts National Guard barracks. Established in 1942, it was named after Laurence G. Hanscom, a local aviator and journalist who died in an accident the year before.
A guide to Roman swords

A guide to Roman swords

The Roman Empire’s capital, Rome, used to be the centre of civilisation and for a good reason. This article serves as a guide to Roman swords.
All about the Federal Reserve banks

All about the Federal Reserve banks

The Federal Reserve is a national system of banks underpinning the United States' financial system based on twelve districts. It is responsible for supervising banking activities in the United States, the activities of American banks abroad and for setting national reserve capacity. Its responsibilities include supervising credit, contributing to monetary policy and administering the national system of payments. Read more to learn about Federal Reserve banks.
What is the IRA?

What is the IRA?

The IRA is an ongoing movement in Irish history stemming from the original fighters for freedom from British rule. After partition, the IRA split and later split again into officials and provisionals, who continued the struggle for the reunion of Northern Ireland and Eire. Since the peace settlement, a rump has remained, again split into different groups. In this article, learn more about the IRA.